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Birzhebaya Sq., St. Petersburg 199034, Russia
Vasilyevsky Island
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I think it is interesting these 2 columns are situated across from the Hermitage as reminders of Peters ambition to create a strong Russian naval force. It was nice to visit during the winter because there were only a few tourists. We got hot coffee...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

These two columns standing a few yards apart from each other are historical landmarks but not the most impressive when compared to Alexander Column by the Hermitage. However if you have time to spare while in St petersburg I'd recommend you visit this considering yhe...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

and interesting to observe, briefly. If in the area, worth a quick stop to observe and take a photo. Can't miss them as they are located nect to river in busy tourist section of city.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jlantern3
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on a coach tour to see the Reva River and Peter and Paul Fortress. The red columns highlighted the old stock exchange building, and were originally built as Victory markers. 2 brides were taking photos by them, as apparently it is a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

We traveled onto Vasilievsky Island to see the Rostral Columns by the waterfront edge. We stopped there mostly for the views of the Peter & Paul Fortress island.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sue M
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Walking from Palace square to there, it was a short distance. The bridge and the columns were beautiful. Although it is not very special monument, but still it is interesting to take a look at it.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

These columns can be seen in the distance from various points around St Petersburg and are kind of symbolic of the city. Up close they aren't particularly special, but you'll probably see them anyway as you wander around exploring the city. Interesting history which is...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank KGB777
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Unusual Vistory columns that function as beacons. These were built between 1805 and 1810 on the Neva River on Vasilieusky Island. You will pass by these several times during your tours and will probably be allowed a few minutes to photograph.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Delbe M
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We saw the Rostral Columns on a brief stop off during a coach tour of St Petersburg. We had been let off the coach here to admire the view over the Neva River with the Peter and Paul fortress to our left and the Winter...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Stewart C
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Rostra (Latin) means prow. The columns here follow Roman tradition by decorating victory columns with the prows of ships; the Romans would have used captured enemy ships. But this was built in 1811 and it retains the original significance of touting their own Russian naval...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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